Antenna (antennapedia) wrote,
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It was a movie-tastic weekend for us.

We also watched The Adventures of Tintin, aka "The Secret of the Unicorn". This was just plain good. Good adaptation, faithful to the spirit and tone of its source material, lots of visual comedy that took advantage of the medium, good voice acting (Daniel Craig! Simon Pegg & Nick Frost as Thomson and Thompson!), and exactly the kind of plot that Spielberg does well with. Recommended.

We ventured into a Hunger Games-crowded movie theater on Sunday to see John Carter of Mars aka A Princess of Mars before it vanished from the theaters. And oh my god, I was reminded of why I prefer to watch movies on my television screen. Ear-bleeding volume, endless advertising beforehand, a succession of idiotic trailers. Gah.

I liked the John Carter movie. It was exactly what it pretended to be: a big, stupid, fun B movie. Cool sets, nifty chases, a big dumb loyal dog-thing, a beautiful princess to rescue, an evil villain to thwart. This movie was so much better-written than that self-congratulatory mess Hugo that I got grumpy thinking about it.
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